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Benefits for staff

Friendly atmosphere, progressive policies, excellent benefits

The Trust's hospitals are located in the heart of the City and the lively East End of London. As well as the colourful markets, museums, art galleries, theatres and cinemas, plus countless pubs, clubs and restaurants just a short distance away, there are many on-site facilities for staff.

Life in London

The Trust offers its staff a number of benefits that can be enjoyed either at work or outside, including season ticket loans, sports facilities, parties and discounts in shops, restaurants and theatres.

Finance, including pension scheme, loans and GAYE 
Flexible working
Health and fitness
Healthcare services
Minibus service
Social and leisure activities

Affordable accommodation

Affordable Accomodation, Luton House, Plaistow E13

The Trust has continued to increase the amount of good quality, affordable accommodation available to staff through partnerships with local housing associations, in line with national policy. 

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Further information about accommodation in North East London can be found on the NHS Estates website at


Chaplaincy and places of worship

We have an ecumenical and multi-faith team of chaplains who provide support and pastoral care, not only for patients but also for staff.  Representatives from the Church of England, Roman Catholic and Free Churches and Jewish and Muslim faiths are employed by the Trust. As well as the Chaplaincy, there are two Muslim prayer rooms for males and females with ablution areas at The Royal London Hospital. Find out more >>


Mother and child

Work Life Balance Manager for Barts and The London
The Work Life Balance Manager is available to provide advice and assistance to staff in arranging childcare, benefits available and negotiating working patterns to fit in with childcare, or other caring responsibilities outside work. Childcare advice and information services are available for all our staff.

For more information about flexible working or carer responsibilities please contact the Barts and The London Work Life Balance Manager on tel 020 7480 4822 or e-mail



A free and confidential counselling service is available for all our staff.



The following financial services are available to staff:

  • NHS Pension Scheme – one of the best in the country, it is an important and valuable benefit. Membership is voluntary. As a member of the scheme, you get an excellent package of benefits, protected against inflation and guaranteed by the Government.
  • Loans – interest-free season ticket loans and bicycle purchase loans are available to staff.
  • Giving to charity (GAYE) – a tax-efficient, voluntary charitable-giving scheme, which allows you to donate money to a charity of your choice directly through the payroll.


Flexible working - fit your job around your life

Barts and The London offers some of Britain’s most progressive flexible working conditions, enabling you to meet different priorities and interests at different stages in your career. Options include shorter working hours that fit in with the school day, job-sharing and career breaks.  We also offer special leave for caring, paternity, adoption, bereavement and public service.

Legislation, which came into effect in April 2003, gives employees with a child under the age of six, or a child with a disability under the age of 18, the statutory right to request flexible working. The Trust already goes further than this, offering all staff – not only those with parental responsibilities – the right to request flexible working.

To coincide with the new statutory arrangements, the Trust is developing a new flexible working policy and a procedure for dealing with such requests from staff, supported by training courses for managers.


Yoga at Barts and The London
Health and fitness

There is an on-site swimming pool and sports halls offering badminton, football, aerobics, yoga, T’ai chi, self-defence and salsa classes. Discounted membership to local gyms and fitness centres is also offered.


Healthcare services

Healthcare services available to staff include reduced-cost eye tests and spectacles, dental service, holiday immunisations, staff chiropody clinic and free back pain service.



There are libraries which can be used by staff and patients on all three hospital sites.


Minibus service

A regular, free minibus service operates for staff between the hospital sites.



At each hospital there are restaurants which offer a range of hot and cold meals and snacks. Ethnic and vegetarian foods are also served. All staff are entitled to a discount on most items of food.


Staff Party
Social and leisure activities

Discounted theatre and concert tickets, trips and weekend breaks are organised through the Staff Benefits Office.

The Vital Arts Club organise a programme of arts and cultural activities for staff, their families and friends, including theatre trips, creative courses, workshops and backstage tours.

For more information about staff benefits please call the Staff Benefits Office on 020 7480 4835 or e-mail

Improving Working Lives

The Trust is committed to ensuring that staff can enjoy a positive balance between their work and private lives and actively supports the national Improving Working Lives (IWL) initiative. Following an IWL review the Trust achieved IWL Practice Plus accreditation in January 2005, the first London trust, other than pilot sites, to achieve this. The accreditation, recognises the Trust as a good employer across a range of national IWL standards including flexible working, training and development, equality and diversity, child care services and healthy working. More>>

The Trust has a multi-disciplinary Improving Working Lives group with members from across the Trust.